BARNSTAPLE carnival has been declared a major success after thousands lined the streets to watch the annual parade on Saturday night.
The event saw hundreds of people walk, dance and ride their way through the crowded streets in the hour-long parade.
Dozens of colourful floats saw people create a number of famous and fanciful scenes - ranging from tributes to Goodnight Mr Tom and Hairspray to a futuristic robot world.
Walking entries also entertained the crowds, with with several gymnastic, majorette and cheerleading groups putting on performances throughout the route.
VIDEO: Thousands join in the procession
Carnival committee chairman Andy Shiner said he was relieved that the hard work of everyone involved had paid off.
He said: “It has been wonderful. It has been a very enjoyable afternoon seeing all these floats come together.
“I myself am probably going to need to have a few extra grey hairs after today, but it has been looking very good.
“I think we have been very blessed. We have had a large number of quality entries and a lot of hard work has gone into it.
“It’s a real fine line between first, second and third place in most of the categories.”
The first time that he has been chair of the event’s committee, Andy said the event always proved to be an enjoyable conclusion to Barnstaple’s fair.
He said: “It’s nice that at the end of the fair, which is always a lovely time, to have all the family get together for a number of things.
“I’m just glad that the rain has held off and we haven’t had a repeat of 2011.”
The event also saw 16-year-old Lauren Adams crowned carnival queen.
Accompanied by her two carnival princesses, Errin Fee, 8, and Holly Griffin, 9, Lauren headed the parade inside a specially made glass carriage.
Speaking before the parade she said: “It’s living to what I imagines and more. It has been brilliant.
I was just excited when I found out and I was so happy. I always watched the carnival and always wanted to do it but I just can’t believe it actually happened."